Eastland Funeral Home & Cremation Service

904 Gallatin Road, Nashville, TN


Orah Elizabeth Duke

April 26, 1930January 28, 2020

Orah Elizabeth Duke age 89, passed away January 28, 2020. Preceded in death by her parents,James Davis and Vada Juliann Brown; sister, Peggy Louise Coble; children, Patsy Duke-Moran and Danny H. Duke; also preceded by Howard C. (Jack) Duke.

She is survived by children, Gary C. Duke, Ronny Duke and Lisa J. Duke; 7 Grandchildren; 5 Great Grandchildren

She worked at Alladin Industries in the 50's. Housewife for over 40 years. Worked at Duke's Moving as Office Manager later in life and at Giant Foods for a brief period.

Mrs. Duke was very active until the last 4 or 5 years. She loved to travel and would go anywhere at the drop of a hat. She loved to gamble and would save her pennies and plan for a trip to Tunica. A couple of rolls of quarters at birthdays and holidays would make her happier than a new car!! She loved music (Marty Robbins and Elvis Presley).

A funeral service will be conducted 2pm Wednesday, February 5, 2020 at Eastland Funeral Home with Pastor Bobby Morgan officiating. Burial will follow at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Nashville, TN.

Visitation with the family will be held Wednesday 12pm until 2pm at the funeral home.


  • Visitation Tuesday, February 4, 2020
  • Visitation Wednesday, February 5, 2020
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, February 5, 2020


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Anthony Duke

February 6, 2020

I didn't really get to see Granny. But everytime I called she was always there to pick up the phone. And She would say Anthony is that you. And I d say hello Grandma its always a pleasure to here your voice and we will would just chat about whatever. And she always remembered to send me. A very blessed Christmas or Birthday card. I only got to see see when I was already grown. About when I was 21 years Old and when my Dad Danny passed away but she was always so loving and thoughtful and loved talking about the Lord and savior. And reminded me to always get to church when I can. She just simply made my day anytime i heard from her . But its gonna be a victorious day. When we see each other again in heaven smiling. I Love you Granny and sorry I didn't make it to see you that one last time . But we had talked on the phone about 3 weeks before she passed

Jennifer Coble

February 4, 2020

Every Time I would call, she would always say.
I was just thinking about you.


Jennifer Coble

February 4, 2020

When Lisa brought Auntie over for Christmas Eve dinner, As Auntie was getting out of the car, Marty Robbins was playing and we danced together. Her Smile never forget......

Love You Auntie Always

Gary Duke

February 3, 2020

I took momma on her “dream trip” to Niagara Falls. For some reason, she thought it should be bigger. And she was convinced it wasn’t the “real” Niagara Falls. Maybe because we were staying on the Canadian side? Finally, about halfway through our first day there, a parking attendant who had been working there for 23 years convinced her that yes ma’am. This is the real Niagara Falls.